21st of June is the World Music Day. Benaras is home to many world renowned musicians.Prominent among them are Bharat Ratna late Bismillah Khan, Girija Devi ,Hariprasad Chaurasia ji, Channulal Mishra ji,Kamala Shankar ji and many more. Enclosed is an image of fdc on Shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan autographed by Padam Bhushan Channulal Mishra ji. Channulal ji is a classical singer who is famous for thumri, kajri, chaiti etc.He sang for the movie\’Aarakshan\’ and received GIMA award. Recently Channulal ji came into limelight when he became one of the proposer of PM Modi\’s LS candidature from Benaras. While signing the cover he wrote a beautiful phrase\”swar hi ishwar hai\” meaning \”Music is god\”.